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Anti-Bride Guide

Tying the Knot Outside of the Box

Into a sea of pearl white and pale blue comes the hot pink and orange Anti-Bride Guide.The perfect bookfor anyone alienated by the high-brow wedding industry, this practical guide fills a huge gap in the wedding planner market. A riot to read and filled with sassy illustrations, each chapter offers up fabulous advice and unusual ideas for those brides looking for more than the standard fare. Hundreds of fantastic tips give great insider advice on how to deal with any and all wedding eventualities (lipstick stain on dress, caterer from hell, wedding day break-out). A handy planner and resource guide keeps the bride on track.

Tips to improve the day:

• Get friendly with a local car club, and have all your wedding attendants driven to the event in vintage muscle cars or swanky 1950s big-finned road boats

• If you can’t get around white dress for the ceremony; then change into a chic cocktail dress for the reception

• If You’re planning a party that will go into the wee hours, make arrangements for a scrambled-eggs-and-Champagne breakfast to be served around three in the morning. Or ask the Tamale Lady to show up with a slew of South of the Border yummys.

In addition, tabbed chapters have pockets for stuffing brochures and clippings, a flexi-pocket at the back manages the overflow, and the petite size makes it a cinch to tote around. For the bride who wants her wedding her way, this is the ultimate guide.

Carolyn Gerin is a San Francisco–based writer/producer/creative director. She had three fun and affordable wedding celebrations (”a wedding tour”) in Paris, Washington, DC and San Francisco. Stephanie Rosenbaum,a freelance writer, editor, and former stylist, lives in San Francisco and is a regular contributor to the Bay Guardian and San Francisco Magazine.

$19.95 Hardcover • ISBN: 0-8118-2967 • 144 pages, 50 line art drawings.


Anti-Bride Planner

Hip Tips and Tools for Getting Hitched

Tie the knot outside the box armed with this companion volume to the wildly popular Anti-BrideGuide. Featuring sassy and savvy ideas, useful questionnaires, handy pockets, and space for notes and doodles, the Anti-Bride Wedding Plannerprovides creative inspiration for brides-to-be who want to kick the conventional wedding to the curb.

The Anti-Bride philosophy is simple: It’s all about you. The days of bowing to the preconceived notion of what society expects of a bride (or a wedding) are over. It celebrates individuality, personal style, and it encourages independent thinking. It helps you design an event that reflects who you really are.

The Wedding Planner is designed for mobility. It can fit in a tote bag, and it can weather abuse from cake frosting to martini mishaps. Its packed with useful tips and tricks that will help you brainstorm the possibilities in a way that the other wedding tomes won’t.

$16.95 US • ISBN 0-8118-4254-1 • Semi-concealed wire-O binding, 144 pp


Anti-Bride Etiquette Guide

The Rules and How to Bend Them

Following the best-selling Anti-Bride Guide and Bridesmaid’s Guide down the aisle comes the essential, smart, and sassy etiquette guide for the not-so-traditional bride. This feisty and straightforward advice book fills a huge gap in the wedding etiquette market. A riot to read and packed with bold illustrations, it walks the bride through everything from invitations and seating arrangements to money matters and family feuds.

Authors: Carolyn Gerin and Kathleen Hughes


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